We are a new Christian church in the Greater Dayton, Ohio area offering a blended Filipino-American worship service. God’s word is preached and communion is served every first Sunday of the month. THE MOST PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS OUR LORD BE LIFTED UP!
On June 28, 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, God made a miracle in birthing in the heart of the metropolis, the First Fil-Am Church of Greater Dayton: the first Filipino-American Church in the city and the first Filipino UM Church in the state of Ohio. THE NAME OF JESUS OUR LORD BE LIFTED UP!
We had our Inaugural Worship Service as a church on August 2, 2020 at Christ Church 3440 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH 45429. One hundred two (102) adults and young people and eleven (11) children attended the monumental service, reaching 13,000 souls online. Our dance outreach ministry group, the Sayaw FilipinOH, rendered a dance offering. The service was capped with a festive fellowship meal, which we have every Sunday until it had to be suspended because of the pandemic. By year-end, we had 41 online Sunday Worship services, which per Facebook data have reached 350,00 people around the world. THE MOST PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS OUR LORD BE LIFTED UP!
The church serves the community through its Mothers on Mission and Service (MoMS) and CARE, a weekly visitation ministry where we share flowers, small gifts and homemade food in the community, covering 50-70-mile radius from the church. Nightly, without fail, since March 2020, we’ve offered our Family Devotions. In 2020, we had 220 devotions, which reached 500,000 people across the globe. On July 4, 2020, our volunteer music director, Apple, began a weekly Music Devotion with “What A Friend We Have In Jesus!”, ending the year with her 27th music devotion “Go Tell It On The Mountain.” The music devotions have blessed many worldwide. THE MOST PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS OUR LORD BE LIFTED UP!
The year 2020 saw many other ministries and outreaches being rolled out including Sunday School for kids and young people, free piano lessons, bible studies for adults, the launch of the now very popular ZUMBA (our wellness ministry), various toy drives, and an outreach to the Philippines where we shared God’s gift of compassion and hope to many families affected by typhoon Ulysses in Baranggay Catugan and Baranggay Jurisdiction in Cagayan, Philippines. The good news of Jesus Christ has touched the lives of a million people globally in our very first year as a Church. THE MOST PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS OUR LORD BE LIFTED UP!
Prior to the outbreak in March 2020, we held our worship services at Fort McKinley United Methodist Church located at 3721 W Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. We shall forever celebrate our first worship service on October 7, 2018 that was attended by 84 people. On October 6, 2019, we celebrated our first year as a worshiping congregation. It was attended by 150+ people. Various Fil-Am groups offered songs and dances. THE MOST PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS OUR LORD BE LIFTED UP!
We give praise and thanks to God for all that God has done for us! Join us in celebrating God! THE MOST PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS OUR LORD BE LIFTED UP!